Broadway stars shone brightly Monday night at The Cutting Room for the eighth annual, “Broadway for Self Help Africa Concert.” Madison Wells Forward presented the event, the philanthropic division of Madison Wells, in partnership with Self Help Africa, a leading international development organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty in rural Africa through small-scale farming and enterprise development.
The concert featured performances from some of Broadway’s most talented stars, including some notable performances by Ryann Redmond (Once Upon a One More Time, Frozen), singing her powerful rendition of Eric Carmen’s “All By Myself,” Jelani Remy (Lion King, Ain’t Too Proud), performing the Annie classic “Tomorrow,” and B Noelle Thomas bringing the house down with singing the fun and powerful Chicago tune “When You’re Good To Mama.” Other notable performers include Meghan Picerno (The Phantom of the Opera), Hannah Corneau (Wicked), Emily Schultheis (Almost Famous, Wicked), Noah J. Ricketts (Frozen, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical), Antoine L. Smith (MJ The Musical, Carousel), Alana Cauthen (Rent, Hairspray), CJ Pawlikowski (Jersey Boys), Chad Burris (Almost Famous, Mean Girls), Will Mann (Hamilton, Oklahoma!), Kevin Clay (The Book of Mormon, Fiddler on the Roof), Josh Daniel (The Book of Mormon), Kimber Elayne Sprawl (Girl From the North Country, A Bronx Tale), Cristina Raé (“America’s Got Talent,” Little Shop of Horrors), Alexa Green (Wicked), Jodi Snyder (Fiddler on the Roof), Kerri George (Oscar at the Crown), Brook Wood (Post Modern Jukebox), all giving incredible performances for the friends and spectators in the audience. Proceeds from the evening will enable Self Help Africa to continue its vital work in improving African communities’ lives and living conditions.
Self Help Africa has been working to alleviate hunger, poverty, social inequality, and the impact of climate change for more than 30 years. The organization’s mission is to provide farmers and their families access to nutritious food, clean water, better employment, and incomes while sustaining natural resources.
The event was produced by Evan Mayer, Associate Producer of Madison Wells Live, with musical direction from Jacob Yates, who has worked on hit shows like Hadestown and Only Gold.
Broadway for Self Help Africa is a testament to the power of art and philanthropy coming together for a more significant cause. The night was filled with stunning performances from some of Broadway’s brightest stars united in their commitment to positively impacting the world. As the evening ended, attendees left inspired and energized, knowing that their contributions would help make a difference in the lives of those in need.
For more information, visit: selfhelpafrica.org